Our LP family is growing! Get to know Aaron Cedolia, who joined The Laundromat Project’s Board of Directors in 2019:
As a supporter of the arts, why does art matter?
Arts make important conversations possible. And artists and their work have the potential to inspire and challenge and thrill us all.
What attracted you to The LP and excited you most about joining the board?
I’ve long admired and participated in LP events, especially in my neighborhood of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. It was clear to me from the beginning that the LP recognized and valued local communities and artists and their practices. It was important for me to see how firmly the LP community is rooted in their mission and values. I look forward to being of service and supporting the LP in a deeper and more meaningful way going forward.
What is your neighborhood? What’s your favorite thing about it?
Bed-Stuy is my neighborhood and the folks I’ve met there over several years have been so welcoming and generous. Walking down the street and saying hello to folks we’ve come to know is really special in this big city. I can’t imagine living anywhere else in NYC.
Can you tell us about a project/event/moment that was a particular highlight of your personal/professional work?
Our company Peoplmovr created a city-wide engagement plan for last fall’s Mile Long Opera. It was incredible to be in dialogue with orgs in each borough and to engage various communities around such a large scale performance piece.
What song gets you moving and going when work gets hard?
Almost anything by Frank Ocean and Esperanza Spalding makes me happy and perks me up!
What’s your favorite home-cooked dish?
Piling lots of roasted veggies and beans into a taco.
Aaron Cedolia is a Co-Founder and Communications Director for Peoplmovr, a creative studio specializing in engagement. A communications strategist, creative producer, and artist, Aaron has worked for over ten years in communications strategy and marketing. Aaron managed the overall communications strategy for New York University’s (NYU) music and performing arts programs (2004-2012) and currently directs communications for NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. As an artist, Aaron has created work for organizations including The Present Group, Art in Odd Places, New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for a New City, and ArtPrize.